Meeting at 8.30 were Jim & Mick in the Patrol, Andrew in the 76 Landcruiser and visitors Konrad and Julie, pronounced Ulie in another 76 Series.
We headed off to the lookout and met up with another visitor Scott in his 80 Series at about 9.30. After all paper work was done we aired down and headed off for our first track.
Because of the small numbers we turned the trip into a recky and went looking for some tracks we either haven’t done before or not done for a while.
Turning left just before Beerburrum woodford rd we headed down a number of different tracks looking for a particular steep hill. Once found and with a bit of discussion we chose not to head down due to the inexperience of our visitors.
So we made our way back to the main road and using the map on my phone we went looking for the bottom of the hill. Once at the bottom and looking upwards we could see why it has been named by other 4wdrivers, Insane Hill Climb.
After marking the bottom of the hill climb in the GPS we headed back to Beerburrum woodford road and turned left at the power lines at the top of the mountain bike track. Heading down we took the left track beside the pines and soon found we had to squeeze through some trees as the track was very rutted out and off camber.
We all got through except for Scott as the 80 was about 3 inches to wide, and so with some good guidance, we manage to get him square on with the drop off and down on to the track.
Down the bottom of the track we came across a couple of Navara’s. We later found out they were owned by Lisa and Dylan. After a quick chat we headed for the play hill to have some lunch.
On the way there was some weird knocking noises coming from under the front of Micks patrol. We stopped a couple of times and after what we hoped was a repair to a radius arm bush we headed for lunch.
While Andrew, Konrad and Scott had some fun on the play hill at the quarry Mick and I cooked up a feed of snags for all to share.
After lunch we said goodbye to Konrad and (J)ulie who headed home. Our pan was then to head over to the tower area, but not far along one the radius arm bushed on Micks Patrol totally failed, so we called an early day and limped the car home.
Thanks to all for a fun day and to Mick for leading his second trip.